This month, the Kaua`i Island Utility Cooperative is expected to begin license negotiations with the state Agribusiness Development Corporation for a 25-megawatt pumped storage hydroelectric project in West Kaua`i.
Pumped storage is one of several ways the utility hopes to deal with excess solar-generated electricity from the increasing number of residential photovoltaic systems on the island, according to a recent report by KIUC chief of operations Michael Yamane. At the ADC board’s meeting in August, KIUC consultant Jason Hines, co-owner of Joule Group, LLC, provided an update on the utility’s progress.
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